Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Caveat

In my previous post I expressed the view that race and cognitive ability are linked and that this link is important and can’t be ignored. But I want to make it clear what I, personally, in regular life, plan to … Continue reading

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Let’s All Say “Voldemort” Together [UPDATE]

So, I promised to leave Zippy’s blog alone now, or at least one particular thread, because I’m sure I’m coming off hysterical there. That doesn’t mean there isn’t more to say about it though. So let’s talk about that-which-must-not-be-name: Cognitive … Continue reading

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More “The Fault in Our Stars”

Man, John Green really wants me to like this book. I got completely sucked into the story for a good 100 pages or so. The prose was excellent and what was happening was genuinely interesting. Hazel wasn’t being as obvious … Continue reading

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The Most Insidious Pro-Choicers

I go on Goodreads fairly often, and if I comment on a book review I get updates on the ongoing conversation there. One reviewer wrote a long review bashing “The Book Thief”, one of my favorite books. Of course, I … Continue reading

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Why Firefly Is So Good

It’s a question I’ve seen repeated many times. Joss Whedon is an ultra-feminist and a virulent atheist. For the majority of his career he was most famous for making “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, a well written (supposedly, I’ve only seen … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Terrible Midquel

Any writers out there will probably have heard the great myth that the hardest book to write in a trilogy is the middle book – the midquel. It’s one of those things I never really bought, because it just sounded … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Start Worrying And Not Love Feminism

In the previous post Crude asked me to articulate what it was like being “taken in” by a feminist culture. I’ll start off by saying a few things: My experiences aren’t particularly exciting or unique. The culture I grew up … Continue reading

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